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New Admissions Deferment Lifted For Medical Care Facility

Veterans Affairs has lifted a deferment against the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Facility Administrator Kim Salmi received word Wednesday from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain that the deferment was lifted following discussions last week between the two organizations. A press release from the Medical …

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Avoiding Fire Dangers During Winter Season

The Christmas tree is found in most American homes this time of year with twinkling lights, sometimes candy canes, and an assortment of ornaments, but it has also been known to devastate a family’s holiday season in some cases.  Electrician Bill Sheetz said, “Too many lights on one circuit creates …

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Pistons’ Losing Streak Reaches Six Games – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey tonight… – Houghton entertains Negaunee. – Calumet welcomes Kingsford. Our broadcast will begin at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. On tonight’s boys basketball schedule… – Hancock tips off at Houghton. – Calumet entertains Lake Linden-Hubbell. – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City hosts Ontonagon. – Jeffers …

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Snyder OK’s New Oversight Authority For Enbridge Tunnel

The following press release was issued by Governor Snyder’s office: LANSING — Legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder will protect the Great Lakes, provide energy security for Michigan residents, and create better infrastructure connections between the state’s peninsulas. The new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) will oversee construction and …

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UP Lawmakers Voice Support For Enbridge Tunnel

State Representative Scott Dianda is voicing his support for a tunnel to replace the Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.  The Michigan House of Representatives voted this week to enact the agreement between Governor Rick Snyder and Enbridge. Dianda said, “I am just as concerned about protecting our …

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Kevin Manninen Is 2018 Hankookin Heikki

HANCOCK — Kevin Manninen has made Finnish-American culture his business, literally. He’s the president of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce U.P. Chapter, the dean of Finlandia University’s International School of Business, and a leader in the recently-founded FinnZone, which helps businesses from Finland make inroads into the U.S. with …

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(Christmas) Party Like It’s 1849

Downtown Houghton will celebrate its annual Victorian-Inspired Christmas this Saturday. Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department says the city hopes to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event.  “Last year was our first year and we felt it a huge success so we’re going to continue …

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